Hi, I am looking to invest my first pair of expensive dress shoes, AE. Can anyone link me to a few selections? I prefer burgundy or black with shoe laces.
Again, budget around 300.
Thanks for the reassuring words simpson. I certainly hope my good fortune continues; and I hope those who have received malformed shoes find swift and satisfactory resolution to their issues. But what I would also like to know is this: If Allen Edmonds produces a disproportionate amount of defective shoes, do shoemakers like Edward Green or John Lobb release subpar shoes at all - and if so, what margin of error is acceptable for those shoemakers? I would think that at such a high price point, the demand for perfection would trump anything the likes of Allen Edmonds shoe buyers could impose on its company. - In other words, those shoemakers couldnt even be afforded the necessary leeway for natural human error that invariably occurs in any manufacturing process. - and at that price point, understandably so.
A few pages back, someone asked me about my "collection." I had a day off today, and thought I would take advantage of the sunshine and take a few pics.
First: entire collection (note I only used the left shoe of each pair...
Row 1: (L to R) brown scotch grain AE Macneil, Brown cordovan RL Marlow PTB, Burgundy shell AE Leeds Black shell AE leeds, black calf AE Park Avenue
Row 2: brown shell AE strand, burgundy shell AE Macneil, burgundy shell AE Bradley, burgundy shell AE Randolph, burgundy shell AE Grayson, black calf AE Grayson
Row 3: AE Dalton in walnut calf, Alden for J. Crew cap toe boot in #8 shell.
More of the Burgundy shell AE's:
More of the Black AEs:
More of the Brown shell shoes:
More of the Boots:
Each time I see the Dalton pictured in the walnut I'm more impressed. The coloring you have achieved on those is well done.
I recently got the black hills in walnut. The other day I tried them out with jeans, a button down, and a dark navy sport coat. Thought it was a pretty good look. I'm liking the black hills so far. Before getting them, I really didn't have a "casual" shoe in my rotation. I had my beaters (sneakers) or my dress shoes and nothing in between. The black hills were a good fit for that gap.